2001 Volkswagen Passat – Review, Specs, Configurations, Price, and Interior

2001 Volkswagen Passat

MSRP: $21,450 - $32,375
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Review

While the 2001 Volkswagen Passat achieves bolder contours and new lights both at the front and back, it goes well beyond a revision of the style. Volkswagen claims that the roof and the doors are the only parts that have not been changed. The chassis is 10% stiffer, and the base engine has increased power and torque at low rpm where acceleration from intersections and robust responses around the town is required. New styles and new side curtain airbags are some of the advances inside.

In conflict with American and European laws, Volkswagen was forced to introduce the new Passat as a model for 2001, while the old Passat had already been sold as a model since fall 2000. To deal with this, Volkswagen’s marketing people have called the new Passat a model for 2001, a convention we shall follow to avoid confusion. You could see the Passat being sold for 2001 and rush up to your dealer; however, we see it as a case for 2002. From 2001 to 2002, except for an innovative new engine’s availability, we expect few improvements.

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More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below.

Specs and Features

Engine1.8L I-4
MPG22 City / 31 Hwy
Seating5 Passengers
Transmission5-spd man w/OD
Power150 @ 5700 rpm
Drivetrainfront-wheel
2001 VW Passat Specs and Features

2001 Volkswagen Passat Configurations

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Configurations

The different configurations of the 2001 Volkswagen Passat are:

1. GLS 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the GLS 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan is $21,450.

Specs and Features: It comes with 1.8L I-4 Engine, 150 @ 5,700 rpm Horsepower, 5-spd man w/OD Transmission, Front-wheel Drive type, Front air conditioning, manual, 155 @ 1,750 rpm Torque, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio, 15″ steel Wheels, Key Fob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, ABS and driveline Traction control, Premium cloth seat trim, Front Fog/driving lights and Heated mirrors.

2. GLS 4dr Front-wheel Drive Station Wagon

Price: The MSRP of the GLS 4dr Front-wheel Drive Station Wagon is $22,550.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as GLS 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan.

3. GLS V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the GLS V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan is $24,050.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on GLS. It comes with a 2.8L V-6 Engine. 206 @ 3,200 rpm Torque and 190 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower.

4. GLS V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive Station Wagon

Price: The MSRP of the GLS V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive Station Wagon is $24,850.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as GLS V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan.

5. GLS V6 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the GLS V6 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Sedan is $26,875.

Specs and Features: It has some replacing features on GLS V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive. It comes with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive providing the power of 190 @ 6000 rpm.

6. GLS V6 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Station Wagon

Price: The MSRP of the GLS V6 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Station Wagon is $27,675.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as GLS V6 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Drive Sedan.

7. GLX 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the GLX 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Sedan is $28,210.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on GLS V6. It comes with 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, Front air conditioning, Climatronic automatic, 16″ silver aluminum Wheels, Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, Leather seat Trim, Driver and passenger Lumbar support, and Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats.

8. GLX 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Station Wagon

Price: The MSRP of the GLX 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Station Wagon is $32,375.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as GLX 4dr All-wheel Drive 4Motion Drive Sedan.

2001 Volkswagen Passat Interior

The dashboard and seats are amazing and attractive, harmonizing built to the exterior design. The arched hood echoes the roofline over the instruments, and the soft dash curve is in tune with the exterior of the metal sheet. Two little gauge sides flank with the look of precise instruments, the speedometer, and the tachometer illuminate at night with a cold blue light, which looks amazing. 

It is simple, with the handle over each door dampened with silicone. Standard central locking and a Valet Key keep the guys out of their trunks in the car park. Two reading lights at the front and the back of the internal dome display have to be complemented with time delay. Doors lock 8 mph (but the dealer will reprogram them) and unlock in case of airbag deployment for passenger rescue. The Passat comes standard with side seat-mounted airbags and side curtain airbags to protect passengers in the front and rear seat in the event of a side- collision. 

Two adult males have sufficient room on the back seat, but three are squeezed and can only be considered for a short journey. For outboard passengers, only three-point seat belts are issued. The rear cupholder is located in a fold-down armrest for further storage. The sedan’s trunk is very cavernous; the whole distance from the seatback is a relatively long, flat surface. The result is an impressive cargo space of 15 cubic feet, and none of them has lost their way through the trunk lid support, the Passat has the trunk lid articulated.

Should I Buy a 2001 Volkswagen Passat?

Yes, you can buy this car if you are looking for an excellent car with great overall performance.

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2001 VW Passat

You may also Ask for

Is Volkswagen Passat 2001 a good vehicle?

The Volkswagen Passat 2001 is an excellent compact vehicle. It has outscored many competing luxury cars in overall performance. The Passat is great at riding and handling and has a more expensive interior and highly generous cargo capacity.

What is the value of 2001 VW Passat?

The value of the 2001 VW Passat is $185-$2,015

Is a Volkswagen Passat 2001 a reliable car?

As for all German vehicles, the car has a fantastic exterior look, luxury, efficiency, and performance. But for this model, VW has dropped the ball as reliability is terrible.

How many miles can 2001 VW Passat last?

The Passat can make reliable performances over 100,000 miles if adequately handled; with the Volkswagen Passat model. Any models of VW Passat are considered to operate well 200,000 miles or more.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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